Matriculation and end-of-studies certificates
A matriculation certificate is provided for every semester of studies at EPFL, once the student has completed the procedure to register for that semester. It is available to download and print out directly from the IS-Academia portal.
An end-of-studies certificate is provided as soon as matriculation has ended, regardless of the reason why the studies have ended (succsseful completion of a study program, definitive failure, dropping out, or disciplinary measures). It is available to download and print out directly from the IS-Academia portal. This document may be required, e.g., to register with another University.
For more information about the end of studies, please consult the page End of studies and reregistration.
Certificate for the unemployment office
The end-of-studies certificate may be used to attest the end of matriculation at EPFL.
Certificate about teaching languages
A generic certificate is available on the webpage about teaching languages. No specific certificate can be delivered on this topic.
Certificate about the semester invoice
The semester invoice may in no way be generated before the validation of the Academic Reregistration Form. A generic certificate is available on the webpage about the semester invoice. No specific certificate can be delivered on this topic.
The semester invoice or, when applicable, the proof of payment, can be dowloaded from the IS-Academia portal.
Certificate about the structure and unfolding of studies
The structure and unfolding of studies at EPFL can lead to semesters with a complete leave of absence or part-time studies independently from the students’ own decision. Should it be necessary to make this known to an external body (e.g., for the renewal of a visa, residence permit, or scholarship), a generic certificate is available on the webpage about the requirements for passing.
‘Certificat de scolarité’
EPFL does not give out a ‘certificat de scolarité.’ It provides its students with a matriculation certificate (once the semester invoice has been settled), which confirms that the student is registered for a given semester, and a grade sheet, which lists the subjects taken and the grades obtained. This generic certificate (in French only) can serve to confirm this e.g. when renewing a scholarship.
If need be, all the documents detailed above, as well as the grade sheets available from the IS-Academia portal, can be certified by the Registrar’s Office.
Upon request, the Registrar’s Office can provide a specific certificate when the following conditions are met:
- the information to be certified is not certified in one of the documents detailed above or in official documents such as transcripts, diploma supplements, and diplomas (we cannot e.g. certify separately the successful completion of a study cycle or specific results, this information being available in the grade sheet)
- the information to be certified is verified (we cannot e.g. certify ‘in advance’ matriculation to a semester, the successful completion of a study cycle, or the end of studies)
- the information to be certified is a matter of regulations and/or administrative study management (we cannot e.g. certify the content of teachings, the form of evaluations, etc., as these are at the teachers’ discretion)
If your request matches these criteria, you may order a specific certificate by filling in the online form for a specific certificate and paying the one-off fee of CHF 30.-.